Project Part 3 – More plugins!

Wordpress Plugins

Additional Plugins

I previously talked about the theme and plugins that I was using on my project website. I thought I would do this update as I have added four additional WordPress plugins. You may be thinking that I am using a lot of plugins, but it’s not that many really. The majority of them, once set-up are automated and you don’t really have to worry about them. For example, the HTML Javascript Adder and Spam-Stopper plugins need no interference at all.

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Project 2 – WordPress


WordPress, Plugins & Themes

In my last article which has started this series on how to generate an income from your website I talked about what I was trying to achieve. This article will be talking about the plug-ins and theme that I am using on my site.

The Theme

Again, I think it is worth mentioning again that my design skills are not as good as I would like them to be so I decided to use a free theme to take the labour out of designing one from scratch. I came across a theme called ‘Shades of Blue’ from StudioPress which is a simple yet professional looking theme. I did change the background and created a simple logo to make it a bit more unique to my site only – and that’s it!

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Earning from your website


Can I generate an income from a website?

I was thinking last week that unless there is a global conspiracy against me, I should be able to start a website and build up an income. But how do I really go about doing it? What sort of income can I expect? How long will it take? Will I have to become a professional web designer and SEO’er?

Over the coming weeks I will be posting regular articles on various subjects relating to this particular subject right from the beginning.

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Are you a walk-by website?


Is there a shop in your town or city that you walk past frequently but very rarely go into? And when you do, you just browse and not buy anything? Well this is like some websites out there and it could also be yours!

It would be nice to have visitors who come back on a regular basis making you feel like all your hard work was worthwhile. You can if you:

  • Keep your site up-to-date
  • Make it interesting
  • Ensure it is user-friendly

Using metrics can be very helpful in giving you an idea of what kind of visitors are coming to your site and how this can be improved upon to ensure that you get repeat visitors. After all, repeat visitors means more sales and better visibility, helping your popularity and ranking in the search engines.

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